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Do muslims think? Can they?

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Submitted by G.Bisvas (Germany), Jun 27, 2006 at 13:37

What is the definition of the word "think"?

Thinking involves independence of mind, freedom from fear, honesty, sufficient availability of information presenting many variegated standpoints, mutual encouragement to innovative analyses, no discrimination against dissenters, freedom to criticise the ruling ideology (which is exclusively islam in islamic countries) and its heroes and holy book(s) etc.

Islam satisfies many criteria of fascism. Hence in an islam-dominated society there is no thinking. There are opinion makers and those who do not follow suit are punished terribly.

Islam means submission means mental slavery - since when does that go together with thinking? To be a muslim means to infinitely praise islam, Mohammad and kuran and reject anything that contradicts this world view.

Submitting....

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